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Students learn importance of service

Springfield Plains Elementary students spent the entire day on May 17 thinking about why they should help others and how they could. The students participated in 23 workshops and three assemblies, each showing the students the importance of service....more >>

Race raises awareness in Angels' Place

Angels' Place Race's newest event, the 10K run, was a big hit. "We had 77 runners in this 10K event," said Paul Maxwell. The 10K event was named in honor of the late Bruce Clifton, who was an integral part of the event the past three years....more >>
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Born August 1st
1770: William Clark, American explorer, led the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis.
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
August 1st
in history
1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.
1944: The Polish underground begins an uprising against the occupying German army, as the Red Army approaches Warsaw.
1950: Lead elements of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division arrive in Korea from the United States.
1954: The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam into two countries at the 17th parallel.
1964: Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American to play on the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team.